Virat Kohli reacts to PM Modi’s Coronavirus address to the nation


Indian cricket’s icon and skipper Virat Kohli, has urged the country’s citizens to be “alert, attentive and aware” to fight against the threat posed by coronavirus. He also heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on the safety measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the country, requesting his fans to rigorously follow them.

“Be alert, attentive and aware to combat the threat posed by Covid 19. We, as responsible citizens, need to adhere to the norms put in place for our safety as announced by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji. #IndiaFightsCorona,” Kohli tweeted.

The skipper then reminded about the efforts being put by the medical professionals in the country and the world for all their fight against the deadly disease.

“Also, special mention to all the medical professionals in the country and around the globe for all the efforts being put in to fight the #CoronaVirus. Let’s support them by taking care of ourselves and everybody around us by maintaining good personal hygiene. #IndiaFightsCorona,” Kohli said.

On Thursday, PM Modi requested the citizens to maintain a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday March 22nd from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. while urging to inform at least 10 people about the Curfew.

 “The whole world is going through a very serious phase. Generally, whenever a natural crisis occurs, it is limited to a few countries or states. But the coronavirus outbreak has put the entire human race in crisis,” the Prime Minister said.

“I promise you that there will not be a shortage of milk, food, medicines and other essential supplies. This supply will never be stopped, so there is no need to hoard stuff,” he added.

As per various sources, India has seen over 170 cases of coronavirus till now with 4 deaths.

And like most countries, India too have cancelled or postponed several sporting events throughout its territory as new cases continue to rise.

The ODI series against South Africa had to be postponed after the first game, while the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League has been rescheduled “as a precautionary measure” over the pandemic, BCCI announced last week.


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